A tropical disturbance has been developing since Wednesday northeast of the northern CNMI and is expected to develop into a tropical depression Thursday night.
The CNMI Homeland Security and Emergency Management Office said yesterday that the tropical disturbance near the northern CNMI is now the subject of a tropical cyclone formation alert.
As of 10:45am, people on Pagan and Alamagan should expect periods of adverse weather during the next 24 to 48 hours.
“People in this area should be alert and listen for later statements and possible advisories from the National Weather Service and local officials,” said Homeland Security and EMO in a statement.
NWS in Guam said satellite images show a large area of disturbed weather across the northern CNMI of Saipan.
Occasional heavy showers along with thunderstorms and gusty southwest winds of 20 to 35 miles per hour are expected north of Anatahan through today, Friday.
Sea conditions will remain rough and choppy with combined seas ranging from 6 to 8 feet.